About this object

Lamp with human face from an X-group grave at Qasr Ibrim.

For three years at an annual subscription of £125 the museum supported the British National Committee for Nubian Antiquities to assist in the UNESCO organised international exploration of the Nile Valley area that was to be flooded by the building of the Aswan High Dam. At the time (1960) the Egyptian government had passed a new antiquities law whereby (excluding unique objects) a half share of the objects found during excavations could be exported. In return for Liverpool's support the Egypt Exploration Society allotted three objects to the museum (1962.333.1-3) on 24th November 1962.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Household Objects
  • Culture
    Meroitic Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Qasr Ibrim
  • Date made
    3rd Century AD - 4th Century AD
  • Materials
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Qasr Ibrim
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    75 mm x 85 mm x 180 mm
  • Related people
Object view = Humanities
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